Why is it, that the Radical Left today mimic groups in the past such as the brown shirts in Germany and the black shirts in Italy? Do Antifa, BLM, and other groups realize what they have become, and why not?
The Brown Shirts were the original paramilitary wing of the Nazi party in Germany and they played a significant part in Hitler’s rise to power. Originally operating as security at Nazi Party rallies the Brown Shirts (SA) eventually grew into a massive paramilitary force of around three million. Their tactics involved violently intimidating political opponents and the Jews in particular.
The Black Shirts of Benito Mussolini and the National Fascist Party in Italy. The Black Shirts were an all-volunteer militia of the Kingdom of Italy under Fascist rule, similar to the SA in Nazi Germany. Its members were distinguished by their black uniforms. They are responsible for a crackdown on communist gatherings and the famous March To Rome which lead to Mussolini taking power.
Why does the Radical left remind us of these groups? They follow the same method. When Antifa shouts down a conservative speaker at a university, they remind us of the Black Shirts in Italy. When BLM marches through the streets destroying private property and businesses, they are a mirror image of the SA in Germany who roamed around as thugs burning businesses owned by Jews.
It is ironic that the far-left organizations, in an attempt to destroy so-called fascism (that doesn’t exist) have adopted the same method of silencing opponents. Let’s get one thing clear, there is no liberal political ideology in the far left. At its core lies domination, intimidation, and total control.
The radical left came to be when they abandoned all free thought and gave in to the violent mob out of fear of losing support. It is all down to insecurity within the leftist movement which depends on emotional responses rather than logic. Insecure leaders always give in to the more radical among them for fear of suffering the same wrath of the mob that they would unleash on others. The only way to gain favor in these groups is to become the most radical or shout the loudest slurs.
They do not realize the danger of their ideology because they will refuse to accept any fault. The biggest mistake of the left was to assume they commanded total moral authority. It is this mistake that allows them to justify all their actions without doubt or question, no matter how violent or destructive it might be.
Although they do not realize it, The fascist ideology of total state control is not far off from their own extreme ideology. The far-left ideologies of today and the fascist ones of the past not only mimic each other with actions, ideas, and appearances, they play from the same rule book.
However, as history taught us, they won’t last long. In Germany, the leaders of the SA were purged for being too socialist by the Nazis, and the Black Shirts in Italy fell into national disgrace after Benito Mussolini fell.